Marketplace Morning Report
Start your day with an up-to-the-minute report on the world of business and finance with host David Brancaccio.
Airing on Monday, June 22, 2015: Market participants are placing big bets that the Greece debt crisis is about to resolve itself. But are those positions premature? More on that. And patients who are very sick and very tough to treat have been a moneymaker for healthcare providers who get paid by the number of services provided. But with a system that rewards quality not quantity, the best way to make money right now is to save money. We'll hear about a program in Dallas that says its done just that by matching the right care with the right patient.
Airing on Friday, June 19, 2015: Just in case, Greeks are increasingly taking money out of the bank. We check in with Marketplace's Stephen Beard on the $3 billion that has pulled out of banks there this week alone. Plus, the online marketplace Etsy has been trying to win back the favor of investors — its stock has fallen by about half since its IPO in April. Now the company is trying a new crowdfunding system where Etsy users can put up money to help promising businesses get off the ground. Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson joins us to talk about where the company started, and where it is headed next.
Airing on Thursday, June 18, 2015: European finance ministers are meeting today to what to do about the situation in Greece. We'll talk about what action, if any, can be expected out of this meeting. And bird flu is sending the price of eggs higher, but oddly enough, it’s sending chicken prices lower. We'll talk about why. Plus, what happens when most of your city workers can’t afford to live in the city? We take a closer look at Marin County in California, where the high median home price forces many workers to commute from elsewhere.
Airing on Wednesday, June 17, 2015: We know that words matters, especially in the case of words on the way from the Federal Reserve. For more, we talk to Lindsey Piegza, chief economist at Stiefel Nicolaus. Plus, are we experiencing a baby bounce? While the great recession slowed down the birth rate in America, the numbers are coming back up. We'll also talk about the Port of New Jersey, where the roadways around it are so congested that picking up one shipping container and trucking it five miles can take all day.
Airing on Tuesday, June 16, 2015: Goldman Sachs gets into business with ... normal humans. Plus, in recent undercover tests, The Transportation Security Administration failed to detect weapons and explosives in 95 percent of trials — The TSA’s acting boss was immediately reassigned. We look at what it would take to improve the TSA. Next: In our series "Weak link: the state of infrastructure," the seismologist Lucy Jones explains why it’s important for scientists to learn how to tell stories and to engage the public in difficult but critical subjects like infrastructure.
Airing on Monday, June 15, 2015: With debt talks in Greece at an apparent impasse, interest rates there raise dangerously high. More on that. Plus, an FDA ban on transfats is expected as soon as next week. Companies have already greatly reduced their use, even while maintaining that they’re safe. We look at how much of a financial and logistical burden it would be to eliminate them altogether. Next: The average American leaves five vacation days on the table every year. We look at the reasons why we aren't using all of our paid vacation time.